All Natural Flea Remedies
Flea season has been getting longer in some parts of the country, making the process of ridding our pets of these pesky critters a harder task. And while many pet owners turn to harsh, chemical-filled flea and tick treatments to solve the problem, there are many all-natural options that are gentler and less toxic to our furry friends. Perfect for pet owners looking to give their pets an all-natural lifestyle.
Here are our favorites:
Fleas are known to hate anything citrus so the juice of a fresh lemon or orange can help keep these critters at bay. A couple of tablespoons of juice can be rubbed onto your dog’s coat and will act as a natural, fruity repellant.
ACV Flea Spray
This all-natural flea repellent spray will not just deter fleas, it will also make your dog’s coat lustrous and glossy. Mix a cup of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (we recommend using Braggs) with a quart of water in a large spray bottle. You can also add a few drops of Lavender oil to make the mixture smell more fragrant. Mist your dog all over, avoiding the nose, eyes and ears.
Homemade Flea Collar
A flea collar is a great way to constantly repel fleas from your dog, without needing to reapply a toxic treatment directly onto their skin. All you will need is their collar (or a bandana), 2-3 tablespoons of water and 3-5 drops of lavender oil, a natural flea repellant.
Simply dilute the lavender oil in the water in a small bowl then apply the mix, a few drops at a time, onto the collar or bandana. Let dry fully before putting it back around your dog’s neck. Reapply weekly. The bonus is, your dog will smell amazing!
Flea Deterring Drink
Apple cider vinegar can also be added to your dog’s water to deter fleas from the inside out. The added bonus is it’s great for your dog’s coat and skin. Add ½ teaspoon per 20lbs of dog to their water daily.
Good Old Water
When exposed to water, fleas fall off of your dog and will drown. So a good old soaking in the tub is a great step towards ridding your furry friend of these bothersome bugs. Use a gentle pet-friendly soap to lather up your pup and after rinsing, give them a good spray with the ACV flea spray for an added deterrent